Table 1. Twelve-month pasture and forage costs for the 12-month repeated seasonal management strategy.
Dry
Gestation
Third
Trimester
Early
Lactation

Lactation
Lactation Lactation
Season
Late
Fall

Winter
Early
Spring

Spring
Summer
Early Late
Fall
Days

32
90
45
31
137
15
15
Herbage Wt lb/ac
725
580
480
780
1450
870
725
Forage Wt lb/ac
180
145
125
195
363
218
180
Forage DM/AUlb/d
24
24
27
30
30
30
30
Production Cost$/ac
8.76
8.76
8.76
8.76
8.76
8.76
8.76
Forage DM Cost$/ton
97.33
120.83
140.16
89.85
48.26
80.37
97.33
Land Area/Moac
4.00
4.97
6.48
4.62
2.52
4.20
5.00
Land Area/PPac
4.27
14.90
9.72
4.77
11.32
2.10
2.50
Land Cost/Mo$/mo
35.04
43.54
56.76
40.47
22.08
36.79
43.80
Land Cost/PP$/pp
37.41
130.52
85.15
41.79
99.16
18.40
21.90
Forage Cost/D$/d
1.17
1.45
1.89
1.35
0.72
1.21
1.46
Forage Cost/Mo$/mo
35.10
43.50
56.70
40.50
21.60
36.30
43.80
Forage Cost/PP $/pp
37.44
130.50
85.05
41.85
98.64
18.40
21.90
Crude Protein%
4.8
4.8
9.2
16.3
9.6
4.8
4.8
Crude Proteinlb/ac
8.64
6.96
11.50
31.79
34.85
10.46
8.64
Cost CP$/lb
1.01
1.26
0.76
0.28
0.25
0.34
1.01
Cow CP/Dlb/d
1.49
1.87
2.73
2.51
2.51
2.51
2.51
Supplementation
Roughage/Dlb/d
CP/Dlb/d
0.34
0.72
0.25
0.0
0.0
1.21
1.21
Sup. Cost/PP$/pp
3.26
19.44
3.38
0.0
0.0
5.45
5.45
Total Feed Cost$/pp
40.70
149.94
88.43
41.85
98.64
23.85
27.35
Cost/D$/d
1.27
1.67
1.97
1.35
0.72
1.59
1.82